She's Back on Broadway

Overview

Virginia Mayo stars in this unofficial follow-up to her 1952 musical hit She's Working Her Way Through College. Mayo plays movie star Catherine Terris, who after three box-office flops in a row, returns to the Broadway stage whence she came. Her co-star in this endeavor is Rich Sommers Steve Cochran, who still harbors a grudge against Catherine because of her walkout during her last Broadway appearance. Predictably, Rich and Catherine bury the hatchet by midfilm, and when fadeout time rolls around they're in each...
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Overview

Virginia Mayo stars in this unofficial follow-up to her 1952 musical hit She's Working Her Way Through College. Mayo plays movie star Catherine Terris, who after three box-office flops in a row, returns to the Broadway stage whence she came. Her co-star in this endeavor is Rich Sommers Steve Cochran, who still harbors a grudge against Catherine because of her walkout during her last Broadway appearance. Predictably, Rich and Catherine bury the hatchet by midfilm, and when fadeout time rolls around they're in each other's arms.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
She's Back on Broadway is a backstage musical and it would be nice to report that it was more than that -- that it was a thrilling backstage musical, perhaps, or an innovative backstage musical, or even just a surprising backstage musical. It would be enough just to report that it was an above average backstage musical, but alas, Broadway doesn't even meet that rather low standard. Broadway is not even a typical backstage musical, for even an average tuner of this sort should have an interesting score or, at the very least, an exceptional song. Unfortunately, Carl Sigman and Bob Hilliard's songs, while pleasant and hummable, are simply not impressive. Alright, if Broadway lacks a powerhouse score, perhaps it has some dynamite dance numbers? No. Although the presence of Gene Nelson makes that a tantalizing possibility, the dances are merely good rather than great; Nelson never gets the chance to really cut loose and show what he is capable of. And those hoping that Broadway will be saved by a mesmerizing star performance will be disappointing. Virginia Mayo looks stunning, and she portrays her character quite well, but she doesn't grab hold of the screen and draw you in. It doesn't help that her singing is dubbed, either. Steve Cochran is good, as is Patrice Wymore, and Broadway is amiable enough. It just never catches fire the way you wish it would.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/16/2010
  • UPC: 883316232491
  • Original Release: 1953
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,098

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Virginia Mayo Catherine Terris
Gene Nelson Gordon Evans
Frank Lovejoy John Webber
Steve Cochran Rick Sommers
Patrice Wymore Karen Keene
Larry Keating Mitchell Parks
Paul Picerni Jud Kellogg
Ned Young Rafferty
Jacqueline De Wit Lisa Kramer
Douglas Spencer Lew Ludlow
Mabel Albertson Velma Trumbull
Cliff Ferre Lyn Humphreys
Jerry Brandow Dancer
Paul Bryar Ned Golby
Phyllis Coates Blonde
Steven Condos Dancer
Kathleen Freeman Annie
Virginia Gibson Angela Korinna
Percy Helton News Vendor
Taylor Holmes Talbot
Jack Kenney Loader
Howard Price Sandy
Harry Tyler Rhodes
Minerva Urecal Landlady
Ray Walker Guide Bus Driver
Technical Credits
Gordon M. Douglas Director
Folmar Blangsted Editor
Henry Blanke Producer
Edward Carrere Art Director
Edwin DuPar Cinematographer
Bob Hilliard Songwriter
Orin Jannings Screenwriter
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography
Carl Sigman Songwriter
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